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World as Laboratory: Experiments with Mice, Mazes, and Men

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Deeply researched, "World as Laboratory "tells a secret history that's not really a secret. The fruits of human engineering are all around us: advertising, polls, focus groups, the ubiquitous habit of "spin" practiced by marketers and politicians. What Rebecca Lemov cleverly traces for the first time is how the absurd, the practical, and the dangerous experiments of the hu ...more
Paperback, 291 pages
Published November 28th 2006 by Hill & Wang (first published November 29th 2005)
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Michael
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
This documentary http://thoughtmaybe.com/human-resources/ is based, in part, upon the history in this book and both are essential to understanding "social engineering" and human experimentation. ...more
Paul
Jun 22, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting. But there is a lot to wade through here and it did feel a bit heavy going by the end.
Frank Spencer
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
There's lots of interesting information here - besides the usual studies such as Milgram, Leary, and Watson, you'll learn about Clark Hull's attempt to quantify everything, Mowrer's varied methods of helping people, the use of social science in the Pacific in WWII, and various CIA related studies.
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Sep 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
Very satisfying survey of some of the more baffling moments in behavioral science...and what the CIA termed "Sensitive Research Programs."
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